On the trail at the Genesee County Park & Forest
Submitted by JIM NIGRO on November 1, 2013 - 11:01am
With 12 miles of trail, there is no shortage of hikeable terrain in the Genesee County Park & Forest.
If you enjoy nature, the park is both a relaxing getaway and outdoor classroom. The variety of flora and fauna found within the park is prolific. As autumn progresses, these Hawthorn hips have turned a deeper shade of red.
This couple from the Buffalo area, along with pets Angus and Bailey, spent the afternoon geocaching.
The trails offer a bit of diversity in the form of knolls, hills and flat ground.
With an algae-covered pond in the background, a sugar maple stands out in contrast amid a stand of pines.
The fire break trail carpeted with fallen leaves
Looking into the colorful canopy of a sugar maple
The smaller of the park's two wetlands....the other encompasses four acres
This trail, lined with black cherry and beech trees, is narrow compared to the others depicted here....
with an understory of young maple and beech trees, this trail through a stand of pines seems narrower still. Just an optical illusion - it's nowhere near the tight squeeze it appears to be!
Whatever your choice of activity, whether it be bird watching, mountain biking, leisure hiking, geocaching and - come winter - snowshoeing and cross country skiing, there is plenty of room for everyone.